You cannot talk about Feng Shui without talking about "CHI". This is part of the mystical part of Feng Shui and is a little difficult to completely understand. In the Asian community Feng Shui is full of mystery. People of all classes talk with great relish about Feng Shui. It is used in commercial buildings as well as residences. Much of Feng Shui is about "CHI".
What is "CHI"? All living things in the universe are subject to the control of the environment. The most important concept is "air". In fact, "air" means the ‘current" or "energy" or "CHI". This kind of "air" if directed in a knowledgeable manner is said to promote prosperity, good health and long life.
If CHI flows through your home too fast it will cause disruption and angry feelings. If it is too slow it will stagnate and cause lethargy and depression. CHI likes to flow gently through open spaces. If your home is full of clutter and untidy it will become confused and unfocused. CHI likes harmony and beauty, cleanliness and balance. CHI dislikes straight lines that cause it to pick up speed and flow too quickly. It also dislikes being trapped in small confined areas. If you suspect that the CHI is not being allowed to flow as freely as it needs to, you may well find that this manifest itself in your life as loss of fortune, an unsatisfactory relationship, inability to relax, lack of friends, disruptive children or perhaps even ill health.
Ancient Feng Shui practitioners have accumulated precious experiences through hundreds of years and have developed formulas, calculations and observed the natural laws of Feng Shui regarding this movement of "CHI". If the mysterious shroud of Feng Shui is removed and an analysis from a modern scientific viewpoint is formed of the theories of Yin & Yang, the balancing of the five primary elements of Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, combined with the theories of mutual creation and mutual destruction, then Feng Shui can be defined as a scientific art. Chemical reactions amount the natural environmental elements, interacting with air current, energy and the magnetic field, form the scientific basis of Feng Shui. There are those who without in depth knowledge of Feng Shui, should not first deny the value of its existence and label it superstitious.